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Record 26532

Reading Experience:

'The subject of the evening - 'English Ballads' - was then discussed in two papers, by F.J. Edminson & H.M. Wallis, and illustrated by readings recitations & songs. Recitations were given by Rosamund Wallis & Mrs Ridges. Readings by H.M. Wallis, Mrs Smith & Mrs Edminson'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 31 Jan 1910
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: Leighton Park
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Elizabeth Ann Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: [either an English ballad or text about ballads]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 26532  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: W Binns
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)
  Location: Private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 126

Citation: W Binns, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)  Private collection, p. n/a, p. 126,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database ( W Binns acted as secretary that evening. This was probably the Mrs Smith in question, though it could have been Mrs Howard Smith, if there was one.



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